The Mets dropped the series finale to the Giants in a game where Terry rested our top left-handed hitting sluggers against Madison Bumgarner. In the top of the 4th inning Matt Duffy singled and stole a base. Then Buster Posey singled, and Brandon Belt followed that with an RBI groundout. Hunter Pence capped the inning with a two run blast to make it 3-0.
Noah Syndergaard was not at his best on Sunday. He officially tired in the 6th inning and with 2 outs and 2 men on, Terry yanked him in favor of Hansel Robles. Robles gave up an RBI single to Hunter Pence which made it 4-0.
The Giants tacked on a couple runs late in the game, but the Mets never really made a legitimate push to win this one.
Credit Where It’s Due: Madison Bumgarner is elite and shut the Mets down when he had to on Sunday. The Mets had many opportunities against MadBum, and left a bunch of men on base. Ultimately they couldn’t get the big hit in the big spot and you have to give the Giants ace credit for pulling that off.
Terry’s Terrible Lineup: In a home finale where the Mets had a chance to go for the jugular and sweep the Giants, Terry fielded an absurd lineup. Lagares in RF? Never never never never never. Stop it!!! He’s a gold glove centerfielder. Wilmer stone hands was back out there again and this time at shortstop. He’s been awful. And here’s the problem. If we have no confidence in Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda facing elite left-handed pitchers, then we need to get a right-handed bench bat that can actually play. Eric Campbell and Wilmer Flores have not cut the mustard so far this season.
Soupermetrics: Speaking of Soup, Eric Campbell puts his team leading “likeliness to start percentage” of 0.5% on the line in Sunday’s matinee. He actually got a hit to raise his average to .182 and he walked.
Mini Series Preview: The Mets open up a home series against the Braves tonight. Since we swept them at Turner Field, they have gone 2-4. There’s nothing to preview really. They’ve won 6 games on the season. They are the worst team in the league, and the Mets are arguably the hottest team. Sweep please.
Game 1: Bartolo Colon vs. Mike Foltynewicz
Game 2: Matt Harvey vs. Matt Wisler
Game 3: Steven Matz vs. Jhoulys Chacin